10 promises Jubilee made to Kenyans for re-election

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 29 Dec, 2019 13:03 | 2 mins read
Raphael Tuju
Jubilee Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju to discuss the party's scorecard on Punchline on December 29, 2019. PHOTO| POSTER
Jubilee Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju to discuss the party's scorecard on Punchline on December 29, 2019. PHOTO| POSTER

Jubilee Secretary-General Raphael Tuju is set to appear on K24's Punchline show on Sunday, December 29, 2019, to discuss the party's scorecard so far.

Since January this year, internal wrangles have rocked the party from within over 2022 succession politics.

The division within Jubilee has seen two groupings emerge, namely: Tanga Tanga and Kieleweke groups.

But lost in the heat of the succession politics have been the 10 promises Jubilee Party leaders, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto, made to Kenyans when they sought to be re-elected.

Here are the 10 promises President Kenyatta and his deputy Dr Ruto promised to deliver:

  1. Create 1.3 million jobs every year and work with county governments to establish at least one industry in every county.
  2. Establish a government sponsored apprenticeship programme of up to 12 months for all university and TVET graduates.
  3. Double the number of vulnerable citizens supported through the cash transfer programme (Inua Jamii) from 700,000 to 1,400,000. This will include all citizens above the age of 70; in addition, all citizens above the age of 70 will obtain health insurance cover through the NHIF.
  4. Expand the free primary school programme to include free day public secondary schools in Kenya.
  5. Facilitate mass housing production of at least 500,000 affordable homes in 5 years across the country by working in partnership with financial institutions, private developers, manufacturers of building materials and cooperatives to deliver homes faster and reduce the cost of construction by at least 50%.
  6. Expand free maternity care to include government funded NHIF cover for every expectant mother for one year.
  7. Ensure every citizen is connected to reliable and affordable electricity (on or off-grid) by 2020.
  8. Expand food and agricultural production, double the fertiliser subsidy initiative, reducing the cost to farmers to less than Ksh1,500. Expand the programme to include all crops with a resultant increase in production and support the expansion and capacity of local fertiliser manufacture.
  9. Complete the 57-large-scale dam construction programme, support small-holder agricultural irrigation and work with the private sector to enhance food and agricultural production on at least 1.2 million acres.
  10. Make government more transparent and accountable through the digitisation of all government procurement; expand and deliver e-government services through the growing network of Huduma Centres.